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Transport Logistic China and Air Cargo China Return to Shanghai

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Transport Logistic China and Air Cargo China Return to Shanghai

Shanghai, a bustling hub of global commerce, is set to welcome back the transport logistic China and air cargo China events this year after a six-year hiatus enforced by the pandemic. Scheduled to take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from June 25 to 27, these trade fairs are poised to reinvigorate the global logistics and air cargo industry. With an anticipated attendance of around 30,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors, covering an impressive 50,000 square meters of exhibition space, the events are already generating significant buzz and interest in the industry.

Dr. Robert Schönberger, Global Industry Lead at Messe München, expressed excitement about the resurgence of these events, highlighting their importance as a platform for showcasing innovations, trends, and developments in the logistics and transport sector. As China continues to assert its position as the world’s second-largest economy, the events hold immense significance in facilitating international business partnerships and fostering growth opportunities in the region.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, leading to increased investments in logistics infrastructure and air freight capacity to ensure robust and efficient supply chains. Chinese logistics companies, in particular, are expanding their global footprint and enhancing delivery efficiency to meet the growing demand for high-tech products and cold chain logistics services.

The revival of transport logistic China and air cargo China comes at a crucial juncture when the Chinese e-commerce market is witnessing exponential growth, offering a plethora of opportunities for international collaboration. With a focus on logistics IT solutions and cross-border partnerships, the events aim to streamline logistics processes and provide consumers worldwide with reliable access to Chinese brands and products.

Covering all facets of logistics along the supply chain, including sea, air, road, and rail transport, the events will feature dedicated segments for perishable goods logistics, logistics parks, real estate, and logistics equipment. Additionally, a robust conference program will offer valuable insights and networking opportunities for participants to unlock market potential.

Wolfgang Meier, President of Silk Way West Airlines, emphasized the significance of air cargo China as a platform for fostering business success in the dynamic Asian market. With hubs strategically located in Zhengzhou, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, Silk Way West Airlines is poised to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the events.

Furthermore, recent visa waivers for visitors from select European and Asian countries further facilitate international participation, reinforcing Shanghai’s position as a global business hub and underscoring the significance of the transport logistic China and air cargo China events in driving industry growth and collaboration.

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The Evolution of Heavy Cargo Transportation in the Future

The future of transportation is revolutionizing the freight and trucking industry. It will change the speed at which we transport goods. The future of freight and cargo will also impact workers, safety, and costs. This article will explore the future of transportation and global transportation. 

Future of Transportation

In the future transportation hopes to tackle several issues. These include greenhouse gas emissions, preventable fatalities, road congestion, security, poverty, and speed.

Engineers will emphasize cleaner solutions that limit carbon emissions and gasoline, instead of utilizing renewable energy alternatives. The new technology will hopefully make traveling safer for drivers. The advances in transportation and technology should also help with road congestion by looking for alternatives to traditional roads. There are some security risks to consider. Technology such as flying drones will have to be secured from hackers. The security risks are high. Future transportation must be eco-friendly and affordable. Regardless of your profession or salary, people will need to have a safe and efficient way to commute to work. Lastly, future transportation hopes to make commuting easier through faster travel times through higher speeds. 

There are several new innovations in transportation. These methods of transportation should improve our lives. The future of transportation should reduce stress levels, anxiety, costs, and death. The engineering of some of these transportation innovations has already started.

Maglev trains

Maglev trains use magnetic levitation and can travel at high-speeds. They use extremely powerful electromagnets that will also help with creating less noise and vibrations than traditional trains. Maglev trains are less likely to run into mechanical and weather issues because of the dip in friction and vibration. Maglev trains are not powered by fossil fuels and are therefore safer for the environment. These trains are powered by a magnetic field that is created by combining electrified coils in the guideway walls and the track, which causes the train to push forward.

Flying taxis

Flying taxis are already being prototyped by several companies. These taxis would transport passengers above cities in small planes. The idea is that this method of transportation would provide safe, reasonably priced rides. The biggest setback to flying taxis is the costs and regulations. Building a safe, durable aircraft is not reasonable due to the changes in market trends. Flying taxis also have a long regulatory process with the Federal Aviation Authority. 

Driverless cars

Although many customers are hesitant when it comes to driverless cars, this mode of transportation seems inevitable. Many concerns arise from safety and regulation questions. Distracted drivers are one of the leading causes of death on the roads. The future of driverless trucks is the hope of eliminating this risk entirely by using robots to operate the vehicles rather than humans. Driverless cars are being designed to take less risks and reduce speeding incidents. Some drawbacks include cost, privacy concerns, ethical questions, and legal ramifications.

Delivery drones

Even though drone technology is already here, it still has a long way to go in terms of regulations. Because of this, it is affecting how fast delivery drones are being released for full-scale commercial delivery. The first UPS drone delivered prescription medications to homes shortly after receiving certifications from the Federal Aviation Authority.  However, because delivery drones pose a risk to property and life, they will need to prove long-term reliability before they become “type certified” by the FAA and similar international regulators.

Underground roads

Underground roads are a futuristic idea that would transform roads and solve city infrastructure issues. Driving cars underground would make them more weatherproof, alleviate traffic congestion, and speed up transportation in the future. The plan is to lower cars underground using an elevator and transport them at high speeds to various destinations. Underground roads would run on a metal trolley like system. 

Hyperloop

A Hyperloop is another future transportation concept. This is a transportation tube that would run groups of passengers or freight through a pressurized track. The Hyperloop would run at a speed of at least 600 miles per hour or faster. There are multiple companies working on making the Hyperloop a reality. 

Global Transportation

Global transportation is ever changing. As a result of the pandemic, there are supply chain issues and economic recovery. The global supply chain is now prone to major innovation. There are several trends that are likely to affect shipping in 2024.

Digitalization

Artificial intelligence (AI) has finally impacted the shipping industry. As artificial intelligence evolves in the shipping industry, developments in real-time shipment tracking and supply chain visibility will only improve. Digitalization is also making a move to paperless shipping.  

Sustainability

Greener business practices have also been discussed in the shipping industry. There are some regulations that have been implemented by global shipping regulators. For example, a rule requiring cleaner fuel and retrofitted emissions scrubbers installed on older vessels is now in place. Although sustainability is advancing, it will be a while before logistics and shipping are completely green.

Last-mile delivery

Last-mile delivery has rapidly changed and has been taken over by major US retailers. Over the past several years Walmart, Target, and Home Depot have expanded their last-mile delivery options. Last-mile delivery is a challenge in logistics, especially after some of the supply chain issuers of 2021 and 2022. 

Cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity is becoming crucial as shipping and logistics are digitizing. By 2024, the shipping industry and any related partners will invest heavily in cybersecurity. Shipping has more sensitive data moved into the cloud and cyber risks increased exponentially after Covid.

Supply chain resilience 

The pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. Because of this, companies are having to rethink their supply chain strategies. They must enhance their resilience and implement risk management; for example, diversifying suppliers, changing how goods are sourced, and for some companies just having a plan. Analytics is also playing a big role in shipping. It will help with identifying potential risks and responses.

Finally, new technology can be thrilling. Like with anything new, there are always risks, uncertainties, and concerns to consider. However, there are also many benefits to keep in mind. These new technologies promote improved safety on land, in the air, and in water. These transportation options are more eco-friendly than traditional transportation.

 

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Air Canada Cargo Certifies DoKaSch Opticooler for Reliable Pharma Shipments

Air Canada Cargo, the largest airline in Canada, has officially certified DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ Opticooler® RKN for its extensive wide-body international flights, following the prior approval of the Opticooler® RAP. Widely acknowledged for its reliability, the Opticooler® is a preferred solution for transporting temperature-sensitive goods such as vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

Leveraging Air Canada’s vast international passenger network and dedicated freighters, the certification enhances the airline’s cool chain capabilities, particularly for its AC °Absolute service, providing dependable active packaging solutions for forwarders and pharmaceutical producers. The Opticooler®, designed for precise temperature control, aligns with Air Canada Cargo’s commitment to maintaining a robust and reliable supply chain, especially crucial for transporting life-saving medicines.

This certification represents a significant collaboration between Air Canada Cargo and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, contributing to the efficiency of the cold chain, particularly for critical pharmaceutical shipments in the Americas and beyond. The Opticooler® is available in two sizes, RAP containers for up to five euro-pallets and RKN version for one pallet, both ensuring temperature control between two and thirty degrees throughout the journey.

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CargoAi Revolutionizes Airfreight Services with CargoCoPilot Integration

CargoAi, a prominent player in the world of airfreight technology solutions, is proud to unveil a groundbreaking advancement in its service offerings. Today, we introduce CargoCoPilot, an innovative feature seamlessly integrated into our flagship platform, CargoMART. This remarkable solution leverages the power of artificial intelligence to enhance the efficiency and visibility of CargoMART for forwarders and airline/GSA users, further cementing our commitment to streamlining every aspect of the airfreight procurement process.

CargoCoPilot represents a significant step forward in our mission to “enhance every stage of the airfreight procurement process with efficiency and visibility.” Utilizing Large Language Models (LLMs), a category of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that harness deep learning techniques and extensive data sets to understand, summarize, predict, and generate content, CargoCoPilot offers real-time intelligent support, empowering users to boost their productivity and skills.

With CargoCoPilot, forwarder users can anticipate a suite of powerful features designed to optimize their operations:
• Outlook Integration: Our new Outlook plugin allows users to seamlessly access and search airline rates directly from their emails, exemplifying the user-friendly experience that CargoAi consistently strives to deliver.
• Customized Analytics: Forwarders can now access in-depth insights and data analytics within the CargoMART platform, providing businesses with valuable information for informed decision-making and operational optimization. These tailored analytics are also periodically shared with freight forwarder users to facilitate better procurement decisions.
• Also available on CargoMART Airline, CargoCoPilot assists Airlines and GSA in offering customized insights for responding to Spot Quote requests.

CargoCoPilot has been accessible to Forwarders and Airline CargoMART Pro users since early October, and it can also be accessed via API on CargoCONNECT, offering increased accessibility to our innovative solution.

Maturity Meets Innovation: Streamlined Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration and ISO 27001 Certification

In response to the feedback of our esteemed clients, CargoAi has introduced a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) integration, a highly anticipated feature that enhances the user experience by enabling clients to access all CargoAi services with a single set of credentials. This eliminates the need for multiple logins and creates a unified user experience.

CargoAi proudly announces its attainment of ISO 27001 certification in August 2023. This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to data security and compliance. ISO 27001 certification serves as validation of our commitment to safeguarding the sensitive information of our clients, ensuring that their data remains confidential and secure at all times.

These recent developments underscore CargoAi’s unique position in the industry. As a trusted leader with a mature and well-established presence, we continue to set new standards through innovation, ensuring that our clients benefit from the blend of our experience and trailblazing innovations.

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Vienna Airport Hosts Inaugural Vienna Cargo Day and FlyPharma Europe 2023: A Leap into the Future of Air Cargo

This week, Vienna Airport served as the focal point for the global air cargo industry, as it hosted the inaugural Vienna Cargo Day on October 9, 2023. Following this groundbreaking event, the FlyPharma Europe 2023 conference unfolded on October 10 and 11, attracting over 400 international air cargo industry professionals. These three days were dedicated to fostering discussions on crucial industry trends, including sustainability, digitalization, and the role of hydrogen. The Vienna Cargo Day was inaugurated by Steven Polmans, President of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), who emphasized the importance of such events in enhancing the industry’s appeal. Many attendees also took the opportunity to explore Vienna International Airport’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical handling facilities.

Vienna Airport’s strategic geographical location makes it a pivotal cargo hub for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Plans for stronger connections to North and South America in the future underscore its growing importance.

Michael Zach, Vice President Sales, Finance & Cargo, Ground Handling & Cargo Operations at Vienna Airport, highlighted the airport’s multifaceted strengths, saying, “Besides providing high-quality cargo services, we also offer great know-how at the location. The cargo location Vienna bundles all the necessary competences and creates valuable synergies. The Cargo Day showed that an intensive exchange between all stakeholders is important and advances the location as a whole.”

The allure of Vienna itself, drawing tourists in large numbers each year and contributing to strong belly business thanks to high air traffic volume, enhances the airport’s appeal. Vienna AirportCity, known for its sustainable real estate development and innovative technologies, has become a significant player in Austria’s sustainable building sector.

Wolfgang Scheibenpflug, Senior Vice President Real Estate and Landside Management at Vienna Airport, emphasized the transformative role of Vienna AirportCity: “Vienna AirportCity scores points because it has long been more than just an airport. Only 20 minutes from Vienna city center, we now offer first-class real estate, offices, and cargo space – embedded in urban infrastructure. The fruitful cooperation of the cargo community at the location creates new potential and improves processes at the location.”

Vienna Cargo Day – AirportCity Serves as a Platform for Air Cargo Exchange

The inaugural Vienna Cargo Day brought together over 400 industry experts and stakeholders from Vienna AirportCity and its business partners. Discussions focused on sustainability across all aspects of cargo handling at Vienna Airport. Leading figures such as TIACA President Steven Polmans, Michael Zach, and Wolfgang Scheibenpflug shared insights into the current and future developments in cargo handling, the cargo community, and AirportCity with an emphasis on sustainability and digitalization. Discussions also explored digitalization and the emerging possibilities offered by hydrogen. Among the participants were representatives from industry giants like Lufthansa Cargo, Kühne + Nagel, DHL Global Forwarding, Swissport Cargo Services Austria, and numerous other companies and academic experts.

FlyPharma – Industry Conference at Vienna’s Competence Hub

FlyPharma Europe 2023 in Vienna served as a pivotal platform for discussing contemporary and future challenges in the pharmaceutical and air cargo industry. Key topics included market trends, innovations in the cold chain, the latest regulatory requirements, security technologies, and fostering collaboration among supply chain stakeholders. Vienna Airport’s substantial infrastructure investments in recent years have further solidified its role as one of the most crucial pharmaceutical destinations. The state-of-the-art Pharma Handling Center, inaugurated in 2018 and visited as part of FlyPharma Europe 2023, offers the perfect conditions for a superior, safe, high-quality, transparent, and monitored all-round service in the pharmaceutical industry.

Vienna Airport: A High-Performance Air Cargo Hub with Its Pharma Handling Center

Thanks to significant investments in its logistics infrastructure, Vienna International Airport has established itself as a global cargo gateway for Central and Eastern Europe, playing a vital role in the logistics routes of Eastern Europe. Leading cargo airlines, such as Lufthansa Cargo, Emirates Cargo, Eva Air Cargo, Korean Air Cargo, Asiana, Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, and Silk Way West Airlines, utilize Vienna Airport, especially for intercontinental transports. With the Vienna Airport Pharma Handling Center (VPHC), the airport operates its own competence center for handling temperature-sensitive cargo while maintaining the cold chain.

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Qatar Airways Cargo to Host the First ever IATA Cargo Hackathon in the Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, is proud to announce it is the official host for the next IATA One Record Hackathon to be held from 24 to 26 November 2023, in Doha, Qatar.

An IATA hackathon is an around-the-clock event, that brings together teams of developers to innovate solutions that address an industry challenge.

Focused on industry standards and initiatives, developers deep dive into the aviation environment where they can work together to explore new business applications and generate exciting ideas. Solutions are presented to a jury, and the winners have the opportunity to share and communicate their solutions to the industry.

IATA’s hackathon program was launched in 2015, initially focusing on airlines’ retailing capabilities. The scope has since evolved to address other areas including environment, payment, cargo, accessibility, among many others.

The hackathon success relies on a simple recipe: access to technologies via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), a clock-ticking healthy pressure, and an industry challenge to be solved. All these three ingredients together encourage the emergence of the following three objectives:

  • Development of new ideas for airline industry based on industry standards. ​
  • Disruption by exposing new products and services from new startups and corporations to the industry.
  • Enhancement of standards by exposing them to developer community who can provide direct feedback on the industry schemas.
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Solving Time-Critical Transport Logistics with Air Cargo Charter

As we round the corner to mid-year, 2023 has already proven that time is the ultimate challenge for air cargo. While the availability of bellyhold capacity in the air cargo market has returned with heightened demand for summer flights, cargo charter solutions requiring full aircraft charter continues to support many industries, especially with their urgent and international transport requirements. Being able to have direct access to the necessary aircraft options and logistical solutions is paramount for companies and industries that have goals and deadlines to meet. Depending on the size or timeliness of their projects, any number of factors can create unique sets of challenges to staying on target and on schedule without any downtime or delays. At Air Partner, we offer our customers reassurance with secure options for their cargo that utilize our expertise in global air charter services to deliver in a way that is not only speedy but reliable when it matters most. 

Support for Global Cargo Arrangements

Some of today’s cargo transport challenges often require solutions that can meet demanding scheduling needs, whether planning months in advance or when needing an immediate overnight solution. While general cargo may even include smaller items, accomplishable on the next flight out or part aircraft charter, the Air Partner Cargo line of work often involves heavy-lift and oversized cargo arrangements moving internationally and to remote regions. Specializing in robust cargo charter solutions is the starting line, and being able to offer a full aircraft charter service that accommodates cargo of any size, going anywhere in the world is the standard. Those with time-critical requirements may have limited bandwidth to manage all the ins and outs of a cargo charter project, so having a complete end-to-end solution with dedicated support is always appreciated. There is a greater sense of assurance knowing they have full support for global cargo transport, international customs clearances, on-site logistics for loading and unloading, and a final mile or door-to-door delivery.

While time may seem a simple-enough equation, a variety of factors must be considered when dealing with any time-critical cargo shipment. With air cargo charter, the requests for time-critical delivery can be vastly different in scale, scope, and urgency.  Having a solution that fits more specifically the cargo transport needs can save time, money, and expensive delays or mistakes.

The bigger or more irregular the cargo is, the more aircraft charter may make sense. When the Air Partner Cargo team delivered cruise-ship spares for a stranded cruise ship, we were able to accomplish this cargo flight very precisely with a smaller BAE-146 aircraft, delivered from Barcelona to Cyprus in under 24 hours. Larger or multiple aircraft are necessary when dealing with oversized or heavy-lift cargo. Requiring more detailed planning and logistics, coordination plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful operation. For a recent AOG (Aircraft on Ground) cargo charter transport solution, moving an oversized aircraft engine along with critical tooling to a remote island in the Azores, we had to ensure a tight turnaround with close-knit teamwork. For this project, the Antonov AN-124 cargo aircraft and several Boeing 747 freighters were used to transport the replacement aircraft engine, tooling and lifting kit (which included a 48-foot mobile crane necessary to load & offload the high-value and oversized aircraft engine into and out of the AN-124 cargo cabin). An almost impossible scenario was accomplishable in only 4 days with detailed planning, expert logistics, and seamless cooperation through our global network.

From Automobiles to Aerospace to Amplifiers 

The Air Partner Cargo team routinely handle complex air charter operations for various industries and market segments such as aviation and aerospace, oil and gas, government and defense, automotive, aviation, manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, and music and entertainment.

Aircraft charter for time-sensitive cargo is the fastest solution for transport, especially for long distances and complex itineraries. Compared to other modes (rail, ocean, or ground), flying your cargo from point A to B (or C) could mean two days versus two weeks or more. Air Partner has found a niche in providing essential time-critical cargo charter solutions that support moving supply chains, overseas and offshore operations, humanitarian aid, and other critical situations.

The pandemic certainly has implications for the utility of the air cargo industry and has fundamentally changed how corporations approach their cargo transport needs. When the automotive industry, which typically relied on ocean shipping to facilitate the transport of raw materials and parts, began experiencing considerable delays, it resulted in the chip shortage that halted many automobile production lines. By providing reliable air cargo charter solutions, we were able to help clients in the automobile industry quickly move raw materials and components using freight aircraft, thus re-enabling car manufacturers to resume production and meet critical deadlines.

Dozens of wide-bodied aircraft (including B747F and B777F) were utilized on a weekly basis, for both international and domestic deliveries. The advantages proved to be a faster method than ocean transport, saving time and costs. Our charter specialists were also able to offer turnkey solutions for their international cargo requirements based on any schedule and deliver a completely unique long-term aircraft solution that was within budget and met goals.

Other industries have relied more on having tailored aircraft charter solutions to help get back on track. With the return of the concert and live events in 2022, we are seeing more and more music tours needing a range of aircraft solutions to move their people and production. Currently, our Cargo team is handling the full requirements for a 2023 major world tour spanning Asia and South America, transporting staging, lighting, music equipment, props, and costumes – working directly with tour managers to help them meet an ultra-demanding global tour schedule for their shows’ itinerary.

Managing the Moving Parts

Urgent deliveries often require extra special care and handling, attention to detail, and secure transport. Nothing can go wrong, even more so when time is of the essence. Business operations are critical, however, in situations where people’s lives depend on the cargo, we know every second becomes even more crucial. Last year, delivering generators to restore power to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Nicole was a reminder of the intensive aid and relief cargo flights Air Partner did back in 2018; in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu in the Mariana Islands, our global cargo team delivered 4.5 million pounds of vital resources to the affected region over a 3 week period, and following Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Guam, 180 metric tons of water and MREs (meals ready to eat) within 72 hours. As the complexity of cargo delivery increases, any number of factors may impact timelines, so having skilled charter management, planning, logistics, and crew on-site throughout the process helps to mitigate risks and delays.

Air Partner is actively and constantly monitoring natural phenomena from hurricanes to floods, earthquakes, and even volcanoes. Whatever nature throws at us, Air Partner plays an active role in dispatching search and rescue teams from all over the world with follow up sustainment flights. In March 2023, following the recent earthquake on the border of Turkey and Syria, we operated several flights on behalf of major humanitarian relief agencies to transport a search and rescue base camp, approximately 30,000 family size tents, as well as various types of shelters with blankets. In most natural disasters, we are a reference point for relief agencies where we are able to easily suggest the operational airport closest to the disaster area.

Beyond the Dollars and Cents

While costs and budget are always highly considered, part of Air Partner’s commitment is to guide customers towards solutions that add value and provide them delivery on critical deadlines that are otherwise impossible to meet without the support of seasoned professionals. Having the experience, network, and stability makes all the difference in large-scale, time-sensitive operations. In many cases for urgent deliveries, aircraft charter may even be the most economical and efficient solution when time is limited. It’s a value proposition that extends beyond the dollars and cents. Working with our dedicated cargo charter specialists provides a level of support from an experienced and skilled professional who will ensure your delivery arrives on time and intact. With many industries still facing disruptions in their workforce and operations, more companies need reliable support from the planning and preparation to the onsite logistics and security. By providing skilled cargo charter management services that streamline all of these components, we are able to provide them the ultimate reassurance, which is invaluable in the grand scheme.

 

 

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WestJet Cargo launches Bike’Air, the Safest and Smoothest Motorcycle Air Transportation Option

WestJet Cargo is introducing Bike’Air, a new service providing safe and seamless air transportation for motorcycles to and from Canada.

Bike’Air offers specialized transportation options and tailored logistics solutions for motorcycles. The service which started operating two months ago, is available both on domestic and international flights connecting Canada to the USA and Europe. Destinations include Miami, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, Rome London Gatwick and Heathrow. They can be reached from four stations in Canada – Calgary, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.

On this occasion, WestJet Cargo has chosen to support the trip of Bike’Air’s ambassador, Canadian photographer David Goldman. The author of multi-media portrait series entitled ‘The Motorcycle Portraits’, where he photographs individuals, whose lives are deeply connected to motorcycles, including builders, racers, collectors, and world travellers. He uses his motorcycle as a mobile photo studio.

By flying David and his 2019 KTM 790 Adventure from Halifax to Dublin on June 2nd, WestJet Cargo gave him a great opportunity to enjoy the comfort of Bike’Air’s premium service and to embark on the next stage of his project: an impressive journey throughout Europe. Kirsten de Bruijn, WestJet Cargo’s Executive Vice President is thrilled about the tour.

David expressed his excitement about his inaugural flight with his motorcycle, highlighting the smooth experience facilitated by the dedicated WestJet Cargo team. He considers it a privilege to travel with his beloved bike, which holds the same significance to him as his camera. As “The Motorcycle Portraits” aims to portray the inclusiveness of motorcycling, this journey provides an excellent chance for David to explore Europe and connect with local biking communities.

The photographer plans to document his entire experience by posting on his and WestJet Cargo’s social media throughout the summer.

Through this new endeavor, WestJet Cargo aims to offer riders unforgettable adventures on the open road, providing them with remarkable experiences.

For more information on WestJet Cargo’s Bike’Air service and bookings, please click here.

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In Partnership with CargoAi, Air Europa Cargo to Launch its own eBooking Platform with CO2 Reduction and CargoWALLET Payment Features 

From mid 2023, Air Europa Cargo customers will get to enjoy the efficiency of an end-to-end eBooking platform, complete with sustainability and financing features. Air Europa Cargo has chosen to launch its platform using CargoGATE, CargoAi’s white-label solution for airlines looking to develop and maintain their own booking portals.

Air Europa Cargo has chosen to digitalize its offering using CargoGATE due to its seamless “plug and play” integration; the development phase is expected to take just under 6 months for its mid year launch. The platform will enable Air Europa’s freight forwarders to search, book, track, and pay for all their shipments on Air Europa within minutes on the same interface. The payment functionality and CO2 tracking and reduction will be respectively powered by CargoAi’s recently launched CargoWALLET and Cargo2ZERO solutions.

Not only will the platform be entirely branded according to Air Europa Cargo’s guidelines, but the technical maintenance will also be fronted by CargoAi, allowing Air Europa Cargo customers to automatically benefit from all the latest features and improvements that are added on, such as Modify Booking or Advance Booking features which CargoAi has on its roadmap.

The worldwide launch of Air Europa Cargo’s eBooking platform will cover all of Air Europa Cargo’s products, except for Valuables. Due to the specific handling restrictions and limited request from its customers, freight forwarders booking this type of cargo will need to contact Air Europa Cargo directly.

With this integration, users of CargoMART will be able to search, book and pay (using CargoWALLET) for all of Air Europa Cargo’s worldwide routes from mid-2023.

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Qatar Airways Cargo Partners with iNOMAD, an all-in-one Air Cargo Platform 

With this partnership, customers in South Korea will have enhanced visibility of rates and capacity when booking their shipments on Qatar Airways Cargo.

The world’s leading air cargo carrier has partnered with iNOMAD, a Korea-based cutting-edge air cargo platform.

The partnership with iNOMAD will enable better connectivity for one of the airline’s major customers in South Korea, Woojung Air and also help the airline increase its footprint in South Korea as SMEs operating with Woojung Air will be able to compare Qatar Airways Cargo’s offerings on the iNOMAD portal. Woojung Air is a prominent consolidator in South Korea and one of the top customers of Qatar Airways Cargo.

iNOMAD is an air cargo platform, Korea-based, with a cutting-edge logistics system created by its own software development team and air logistics experts. They have designed the system to transmit and receive information from logistics-related service providers and master loaders including airlines. Being the first company connecting API(application program interface) with airlines in Northeast Asia, the platform is operating as an online all-in-one portal that provides air cargo booking, rates, schedule, tracking, etc. Starting from South Korea, they have been rapidly expanding the business to Hong Kong (established in 2022) and Vietnam (to be launched in 2024).

iNOMAD signed an MOU with Cello Square of Samsung SDS in June 2022 to build up its customer base by presenting competitive rates. Along with this, iNOMAD is now expecting the opening of a logistics center of 20,000 square meters in Sep 2023 as an air cargo platform terminal in the Incheon International Airport, one of the most active airports in the world, which would be a milestone in developing a smart logistics system. The logistics center will be equipped with various smart devices and a security x-ray inspection system to provide safe and advanced logistics services.

In 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo launched Digital Lounge, a premium booking experience, that provides a much more connected experience for its customers. Qatar Airways Cargo will be elevating this booking experience with more focused enhancements tied in with clear operational strategies to complete the journey of cargo till its final destination. Other than its own booking platform, Digital Lounge, the airline has also partnered with a number of connected marketplaces to provide live access to capacity for its customers.

Qatar Airways Cargo’s Next Generation Strategy includes a complete corporate mindset shift, taking a new innovative approach to the business of air cargo, develop new talent while also attracting new ones and tapping into the digital potential for optimal user experience as well as the transparency, convenience and speed that digitalization brings. With this approach, Qatar Airways Cargo is defining its role in the air cargo industry.

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar. It serves a global network of more than 70 freighter destinations and 150 passenger destinations utilizing freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini freighters. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-400 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and one Airbus 310 freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.

With considerable investments in its products, services, quality handling, infrastructure, facilities, people and procedures at each of its destinations, the cargo carrier provides high operating standards for the transportation of cargo. Qatar Airways Cargo remains committed to sustainability and giving back to communities it serves through its sustainability program WeQare, built on the key pillars of sustainability: environment, society, economy, and culture.

Website: www.qrcargo.com